An obituary is something that is difficult to write, especially if it is for your mother. If you are faced with this difficult task we hope that the following obituary examples for mother will help you with the obituary you need to write.
It is important to keep in mind that the obituary acts as a notification of your mother’s death and is meant to provide a basic overview of her life. You will have a lot to say, but should keep the obituary concise. After you have read these examples and have been inspired by our obituary examples for mother, we recommend you download one of our obituary templates which will help you structure the obituary.
The following two examples are for younger women. Both of the obituaries are fictional.
OBITUARY EXAMPLES FOR MOTHER
KAREN COOPER, 49
Karen June Cooper, 49, of Denver, died Tuesday, February 14, 2012, at the Denver City Care Center. She was born September 29, 1962, in Seattle, Washington, the daughter of William Smith and Wendy Jones Smith.
Karen graduated from Little Mountain High School in Seattle, Washington with the class of 1979. On June 15, 1980 she was united in marriage to Kevin Cooper in Seattle. In 1985 they moved to Denver, Colorado. In 2005 Karen started work for the Bank of United States in Denver as a teller. She was employed as the branch manager at the time of her passing. In her spare time she enjoyed crafts, scrapbooking, reading and spending time with her friends, family and children.
She is survived by her husband Kevin F. Cooper of Denver; three children, James (Cynthia) Cooper of Denver, John (Mary) Cooper of Denver, and Danielle (Jim) Smith of Las Vegas; five grandchildren, Bobby Cooper, Melody Cooper, Tim Cooper, Jenny Smith, and Rob Smith; her mother Cindy Jones of Seattle, Washington; a brother, John (Kelly) Jones of Seattle, Washington; and two sisters, Jane (Bob) Collins of Denver, Colorado, and Jennifer (Brandon) Bailey of Los Angeles, California.
She was preceded in death by her father, John Jones, and a brother, Billy Jones.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 16 at 2:00 p.m. in the Jacobs Family Funeral Home with Reverend Walter Sutherland officiating. The Jacobs Family Funeral Home is in charge of all funeral arrangements. Visitation will begin on Wednesday after 1:00 p.m. in the chapel at Jacobs Family Funeral Home. The family will be there until 4:00 p.m. to greet relatives and friends.
Memorials may be made to the Karen Cooper Memorial Fund 5553 Tree Lane, Denver, Colorado 55505.
DEBORAH MORRIS, 38
Deborah Michelle Morris, age 38, of Arlington, Virginia, passed away on Monday (March 26, 2012) at Arlington Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of Jacob Morris of Arlington.
Deborah was born in Baltimore, Maryland on August 17, 1975 and grew up in Annapolis, Maryland. She was the daughter of William and the late Jennifer (Jones) Evans. Deborah worked at the Bank of Maryland for 15 years where she had countless friends before she retired in 2011 due to her illness. Besides her husband, Walter, Deborah leaves her son, Brian Morris of Arlington, MD, and brother and sis-in-law, Bill and Angela Morris. Deborah also leaves behind her beloved nieces, Jane and Gil Morris, and her cherished granddaughter, Alexis Morris, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.
Deborah was an incredible person and loved spending time with her newborn granddaughter Alexis. She also loved to travel and visited a new country each spring with her husband. She also enjoyed gardening, baking and simply spending time with her friends and family.
At Deborah’s request, the funeral and burial will be a private event for immediate family only. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society 555 East 51st Street, Washington, DC 55505.
The obituary examples for mother listed above should have encouraged you to begin writing your mother’s obituary. The next step is to download an obituary template and start writing the obit.
Updated: April 16, 2012